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Old 08-07-2013, 03:16 PM   #421
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Thanks. Waking up early and riding all day are my only suggestions. A lot can be seen if breaks are short, food is packed/snacked and you never know quite where you'll end up that night

Certainly could have been much worse if I was leading...especially if I missed it and he hit it. Be careful out there for fallen rocks and trees.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #422
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You know, the older I get the more sense the saying, "Never out drive your line of sight" makes. But after you took a pic of that knoll it seems like more of just the perfect storm in your case. Amazing you kept the bike upright.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:23 AM   #423
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You know, the older I get the more the sense the saying, "Never out drive your line of sight" makes.
I guess people think us older riders are slower because our reaction times, skills, eyesight, etc. are diminishing. All true to various extents, but in my case I slowed down a long time ago more from the experience of coming around corners with the mailman in my lane stopped, farmers on tractors coming out of blind field entrances with hay bale spears pointed at you, drivers even farther on my side than usual (especially on gravel backroads), etc. etc. Clearer sightlines are why I much prefer riding in the winter.
Anyway, it sounds like a good excuse for being slow. (Hey, I'm 4.7% faster in the winter...)
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:45 AM   #424
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yep a couple of damn good updates
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #425
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Hey HBN! the next time you are down around Franklin, NC, you should check out Wayah Road. And if you are just riding around WV, Knobley Road or Patterson Creek road are some nice rides.

Google Earth is your friend.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:23 AM   #426
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Thanks for the advice. Just back from a 1700+ mi weekend and do I have a RR for you! I even kept an evening journal of my ride so this one should be heavier on the words than pics as usual.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:42 AM   #427
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:17 AM   #428
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Thanks for the advice. Just back from a 1700+ mi weekend and do I have a RR for you! I even kept an evening journal of my ride so this one should be heavier on the words than pics as usual.
Mike, if you don't have basecamp app on your computer from Garmin; you can add for free and make some kick ass gpx files from your NUVI 500/550 data... I just want to see the route you took.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:31 AM   #429
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I'll be sure to look into that. My garmin is pretty fucked right now but she should live enough to extract some waypoints.

Somewhere in ADK for the third or fourth time of the trip before I figured out it's secret way to turn on. (Insert insertion joke here)
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I'll be sure to look into that. My garmin is pretty fucked right now but she should live enough to extract some waypoints.

Somewhere in ADK for the third or fourth time of the trip before I figured out it's secret way to turn on. (Insert insertion joke here)

you going to be at Dr. Beard's Thursday?
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #431
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Yeah and I'll see if I can dig up my Garmin cable somewhere...
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Yeah and I'll see if I can dig up my Garmin cable somewhere...
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:01 AM   #433
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[QUOTE=HBN;22082815]I'll be sure to look into that. My garmin is pretty fucked right now but she should live enough to extract some waypoints.

Somewhere in ADK for the third or fourth time of the trip before I figured out it's secret way to turn on. (Insert insertion joke here)
/QUOTE]

Mine crashed and I had to send it back to Garmin. The replacement ($90) has a tendacy shut down and not come back on . I have to pull the battery while it is connected to get ot to come back on.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #434
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OHHH YEAH! Got the pics edited and there are some good ones.









This for an hour or two getting lost in Great Whetstone





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Old 08-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #435
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Hey HBN! the next time you are down around Franklin, NC, you should check out Wayah Road. And if you are just riding around WV, Knobley Road or Patterson Creek road are some nice rides.

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+1 on Wayah Road.

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